New Music Heaven

New Music Heaven : Beth Ditto

It's tempting to set up a grand introduction for Beth Ditto on the occasion of her solo debut after disbanding the Gossip, but this native Arkansan can say so much in a few swaggerful lines over a pounding kick drum and bone-rattling bass guitar: "Two sisters, four brothers/Hard worker, like my...
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New Music Heaven : Chicano Batman

They came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast. Since forming in 2008,...
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New Music Heaven : Flagship

Indie rock duo Flagship set out on a mission to make music that stirs up feelings, creates an atmospheric vibe, and makes you feel an array of emotions amidst a moving soundscape of timeless rock and roll. While that mission has been accomplished on the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band’s...
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New Music Heaven : July Talk

July Talk found huge success with their self-titled debut album. While touring for almost three years, the Toronto-based group earned a gold record in Canada and a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, as well as worldwide deals with Island, Polydor, and Universal. When it came time for...
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New Music Heaven : Youngr

Dario Darnell wouldn't be where he is now if he'd grown a little bit more. At school he was a prodigious basketball talent, playing on a national level, with his eyes set on playing professionally. "But then I got to 13," he laughs, "and all my mates shot up, and I stayed the same size!" So,...
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New Music Heaven : The Kooks

Ten years after The Kooks achieved international success with their debut album Inside In/Inside Out, and the unstoppable "Naïve," the British band is fully committed to sticking around. Their next release is The Best Of...So Far, a career-spanning album which will feature Kooks classics and fan...
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New Music Heaven : Tash Sultana

Tash Sultana is a young, dynamic Australian artist. At just twenty-one years of age, Tash is creating waves and generating massive street buzz by playing sold out shows all over the world. Tash has made a name for herself busking on the streets of Melbourne and having homemade videos go viral...
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New Music Heaven : Ron Gallo

On his New West debut Heavy Meta he introduces a fearless, nervy rocker whose audacious songwriting and raw, relentless performance style resist easy categorization and impress on their own uncompromising terms. Gallo writes insistently catchy, punk-rooted tunes that cast an unflinching eye on the...
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New Music Heaven : Sir Sly

Los Angeles trio Sir Sly arrived on the indie-pop scene in 2014 with their debut album You Haunt Me. Singles "Ghost" and "Gold" appeared on Alternative charts, Cadillac commercials, and video games. After abandoning their first attempt at a minimal, electronic sophomore album ("Jamie xx we are not...
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New Music Heaven : Magic Giant

Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square...
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